# Compléments de probabilités

## English translation: Supplementary material on Probability

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 French term or phrase: Compléments de probabilités English translation: Supplementary material on Probability Entered by:

 03:03 Nov 1, 2015
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 French term or phrase: Compléments de probabilités Hi. I'm translating a syllabus from a university statistics class. This is one of the topics under study, a topic that is fairly common in the math syllabi I can find on line--no bilingual syllabi, though, unfortunately. In additions the term *compléments*comes up later in another area, thus: *Fonctions de deux variables- Compléments (ordre 2)* Thanks for any light you can shed on this.
 Jessica NoyesUnited States Local time: 23:13
 Supplementary material on Probability Explanation:This is fairly often seen early in a course. It will start with rappel - a reminder material from previous courses. Then some consequences etc not previously treated but fairly evident will be given before going on to new areas. The Order 2 I imagine is just Second Order (e.g. second order conditions for constrained optimization or some such).
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DLyons
Ireland
Local time: 04:13
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4 +1Complementary probability
 Rebecca Davis
4 +1Supplementary material on Probability
 DLyons
4Extra Probability credits
 Francois Boye
3 +1More on probabilities
 chris collister
4Applied probability theory for/Advanced probability theory for
 Alain Bolduc
 Anne Bohy

Discussion entries: 6

5 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
Supplementary material on Probability

Explanation:
This is fairly often seen early in a course. It will start with rappel - a reminder material from previous courses. Then some consequences etc not previously treated but fairly evident will be given before going on to new areas.

The Order 2 I imagine is just Second Order (e.g. second order conditions for constrained optimization or some such).

 DLyonsIrelandLocal time: 04:13Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 76
 Thank you

agree
 3 hrs
-> Thanks Gallagy.

6 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
Complementary probability

Explanation:
This is an actual mathematical term. Could it be what you are looking for?
Have attached one link, but there are many others

 Rebecca DavisUnited KingdomLocal time: 04:13Native speaker of: English
 Asker: I appreciate your taking time to shed some light on this.

neutral  Daryo: unlikely it's a rather simple concept and you have no need for a whole course about it
 4 hrs

agree  David Sirett: Yes, e.g. the complement of probability a is (1 - a)
 22 hrs

7 hrs   confidence:

Explanation:
Probably a more advanced level in Probability
(to be validated with context)

 Anne BohyFranceLocal time: 05:13Works in fieldNative speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 3

8 hrs   confidence: peer agreement (net): +1
More on probabilities

Explanation:
Although "complement" has quite a specific meaning in mathematics, if this is a course heading it is more likely to be the "layman's" meaning. Informally, given that probability has already been taught, then "more on..." would work. It depends how formal you want to be: Donal's "supplementary material" would work for a more formal presentation.
There is a subtle distinction between "probability" (the whole subject) and "probabilities" (individual cases, as described by different laws and distributions).

 chris collisterFranceLocal time: 05:13Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: EnglishPRO pts in category: 67
 Asker: Thank you for your help, chris, I went with the more formal take, but I believe yours is absolutely correct as well.

agree
 52 mins
-> Thanks!

11 hrs   confidence:
Extra Probability credits

Explanation:
extra credits to complete the probability curriculum

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Note added at 11 hrs (2015-11-01 14:57:52 GMT)
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 Francois BoyeUnited StatesLocal time: 23:13Specializes in fieldNative speaker of: FrenchPRO pts in category: 9

neutral  DLyons: There's no reference to credits in the ST.
 37 mins
-> a course is divided into components and a number of credits is associated with each component

1 hr   confidence:
Applied probability theory for/Advanced probability theory for

Explanation:
Is this topic in the syllabus associated with the application of probability theory to a specific field?

In that context, compléments could simply mean applied or advanced as it seems to do with this course, part of an Actuarial mathematics program at a Canadian university:

http://www.etudier.uqam.ca/cours?sigle=ACT2100

In this particular case, I think I would lean towards applied since it's only being used to describe part of the course, as opposed to the entire course.

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Note added at 15 hrs (2015-11-01 18:34:20 GMT)
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Given the context information I brought up in discussion, something a little bit more simple like Complement to general notions about probabilities and sample distributions could also be an appropriate option.

 Alain BolducCanadaLocal time: 23:13Native speaker of: French, English
 Asker: Thank you for shedding more light on the subject.

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